Jodi Rankin our fearless leader here at Fun2Raise actually has TWO marketing businesses, not only Fun2Raise which is turning seven years old soon but Twin City Mitzvahs which has been around for 5 years! Jodi recently sat down with TC Jewfolk and did a podcast on their feature called “Who the Folk?!” Jodi talks about how she got started and why it was important to her to start a business model that gives money back to the local school communities and the Jewish community.
Thinking about your grad party! We’ve got some fun Party Trends for you, this and much more is featured in our 2018 Grad Guide
• Balloon bouquets in the grad’s high school or college colors set the tone. They also let your guests know where they might find certain things at your event (ie. food, drinks, games, etc). Balloon bouquets, arches, letters, large and small define your space.
Your guests will marvel at your innovation, smiling because of the unique food options available via food trucks in Minneapolis! Food trucks while not new to the catering scene, are a unique way to add to your grad party. Appealing food trucks have lively designs and great sound systems that immediately add energy to your event.
A grad party is often the catalyst for a needed refresh. The good news is that there are many ways to give your home that “newly remodeled” look without the time and expense of a full remodel.
Some of the easiest and least expensive updates involve accessories such as new throw pillows or new rugs. Add pops of vibrant color for a surprise and excitement. Fresh paint or new wallpaper can also have a dramatic effect on your space, and is relatively inexpensive.
Here at Fun2Raise, we get lots of questions on how to throw a grad party and what is too much or too little. Do I DIY or do I hire my party out?
The simple answer is “It’s your circus and your monkeys” do what you and your grad want.
Is a photobooth over the top…
NO…buy or rent props to customize the pictures for your grad.
Is a DJ over the top…
NO…kids and adults alike love music and love to dance, we say get the party started.
How to prepare physically (and emotionally) for your kids to move on to the next step after high school.
Think back ten years… you were getting ready to send your child off to second grade. Helping them pick out which backpack they liked best, which colors they wanted their folders to be in, preparing them for yet another exciting new school year. Now here you are, preparing them for a brand-new adventure all together.
It’s the sixth annual Summer Fun Guide for the Twin Cities! It’s definitely one of my favorite projects to help work on every year! Our annual guide I think is something families get REALLY excited about receiving! It’s jam packed with camps for kids and family friendly ideas for weekends, day trips and outings. In Minnesota we live for summer.
Minnesotan’s know how to throw a party, and we sure do know how to win a game! Time to think about your menu and also some activities to get your guests interacting and having fun!
We have a FREE DOWNLOADABLE Commercial Bingo Game which includes 8 printable cards!
Creative Menu Ideas:
Try a Juicy Lucy Bar
A twist on Minnesota’s original cheese-stuffed burgers! Get creative with a toppings bar!
• Bacon and a fried egg
• Blue cheese and garlic
• Carmelized onions
• Onion rings
New Year’s Eve is just around the corner! While its usually easy to find events or things to do for adults around the twin cities, it can be hard to find something fun to do that is family-friendly. That is why we compiled this list of some exciting NYE events that the whole family will enjoy!
Happy New Year!
Pre-New Year’s Eve Party at Edinborough Park
December 29, 5-8pm (countdown at 7pm)
Fun for all ages with dancing, access to the Adventure Peak, and more.
If you’re like me you haven’t seen Santa yet… Although we have talked about him a lot, we haven’t gotten a chance to make a plan on when and where we will visit him!
Plan ahead and don’t miss Santa at these locations, where there will also be additional activities to enjoy!
Santa & Albert’s Holiday Play, Bachman’s on Lyndale
Saturdays & Sundays, Now-Dec. 17th
Holiday Fest, Shakopee
December 1st & 2nd | 6-8pm